I had a bit of an emergency at home and had to be home for the various repair people to do their thing. It annoys me to lose work hours for this nonsense so I took advantage of our need for test kitchen recipes and did some creating while I waited… and waited… and waited some more.
I needed a bit of change from the ice cream I’ve been experimenting with, so I thought of the frozen treats from my childhood and figured that I would try making homemade Orange Creamsicles. Talk about a blast from the past! Here is what I did…
1 cup dairy free
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp orange flavor
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp egg replacer
1 medium orange- blended
Directions: Mix all ingredients, except the fresh orange, together and whisk over low heat until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are incorporated. Place one medium sized peeled orange in the blender and ‘liquify’ until it is good and frothy- about 2 minutes. Add the warm liquid mixture into the blender and continue to blend for 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. It made a bath of 6 good-sized popsicles with a small serving dish left over.
While the orange adds some orangey color, you may wish to add some additional coloring to get that commercial orange color that most are used to seeing in the store.
And the results? “These are awesome!” said each coworker as they quickly devoured the whole set of them. A hit!